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Frankie Edgar Discusses His Decision To Drop Down To Featherweight

Frankie Edgar just wants to fight, and if it is going to take a move to featherweight to do that, “The Answer” is ready to make that jump. The former UFC lightweight champion discussed his reasoning behind dropping to 145 pounds in a recent interview with Mike Straka of

“The fight at UFC 150 didn’t go my way,” Edgar said. “I’m not saying I’ll never fight at 155 ever again, but this is something different. (UFC president) Dana (White) wants me to go down and right now it’s the right time to do it.”

Edgar lost his rematch with Benson Henderson at UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II earlier this month via decision. Immediately after the bout, it seemed that Edgar was prepared to make the transition to featherweight.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has already sounded off on Edgar invading his division, saying that he would be prepared to send him to another weight class. That seemed to light a fire under Edgar.

“I’m a competitive person and when someone talks like that, it makes me want to get in there and see what ’45 is all about,” Edgar said.

Edgar has said he hopes to fight before 2012 ends, and has already received interest from such fighters as Chad Mendes and Cody McKenzie to welcome him to the division.